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  • Sparkle and Grit: Inspiring Whistler’s Budding Entrepreneurs & Leaders

    ORI_MK0180_Sparkle-Grit_FB_CoverP_v3SPARKLE AND GRIT
    Date: Wednesday, Oct 12
    Time: 6:30-9:30pm
    Where: Rainbow Theatre, Whistler

    Join us for an uplifting speaking and film event featuring tales of “sparkle and grit” that will inspire Whistler’s budding entrepreneurs and leaders.

    Tickets are $10 and can be bought online – they sell out fast so grab yours today so you don’t miss out! https://securetickets.co/event/504/international-day-of-the-girl-whistler-sparkle-and-grit

    Check out our 2016 speakers:

    Devon Brooks is the evoker celebrated for co-founding Blo, a 70+ location global Blow Dry Bar chain which has collaborated with international mega-brands like Mattel, Guess and Gwenyth Paltrow and is responsible for igniting the fastest-growing category in beauty. PROFIT Magazine, and MSN.com named her 1 of the Top 30 entrepreneurs in Canada.

    A diverse mentor and guide, Devon supports the growth of youth entrepreneurship in Canada as a member of the Board of Directors at Futurpreneur.

    Culitech, formed by the youngest people to ever hit BCBusiness Top 30 Under 30, speak to us about their venture. The grade 12 students, Angela Wang and Madelaine Liu from West Point Grey Academy are out to solve major public health problems with their concept of smart cutlery that can detect allergens, nutrients, and toxins.

    Shannon Susko is a CEO coach, serial entrepreneur, speaker, and best selling author. She co-founded and led the sale of two companies in less than six years: Subserveo, Inc. and Paradata Systems Inc. Shannon now coaches the CEOs of companies ranging in size from $1M to over $100M in Canada, USA and India, including Intel Wearables, Shoes.com, Hot Head Games, and Silverchef. Among a host of accolades she was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, and awarded the Sarah Kirke Award for Canada’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs.

    About the film:
    Dream, Girl highlights U.S. and Canadian, female entrepreneurs from brand new start ups to million dollar industries, in a mission to stop telling girls they can be anything they want to be and show them what it means to be a leader. Screened by the National Women’s Business Council at the White House in May 2016 as part of the lead up to the United State of Women Summit, it has been igniting audiences across the continent.

    Note: The film and event itself is aimed at the grade-7 age range and up.

    Background and Charity Support:
    A group of passionate volunteers have brought the Sea-to-Sky community together in Whistler to celebrate the United Nations recognized International Day of the Girl each year since 2013. The three previous events each motivated and inspired a sold out theatre of 250 people and collectively raised over $10,000 for our charity partners – Howe SoundWomen’s Centre and One Horizon. Both organizations focus on the protection, education, and entrepreneurial support of girls and women and we are proud to partner with them again for 2016.